ActionAid makes case for speedy passage of Nassarawa Youth Bill

February 27, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria has called for the speedy passage of Nasarawa Youth Bill, stating that it will provide a framework for structured youth engagement. The Country Director, Ene Obi, stated this during an Advocacy Roundtable Discussion on Nasarawa Youth Development Commission Bill (NYDCB) with the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Members in Abuja on Friday. The Country Director who was represented Read More

All set for Lagos King’s cup

February 27, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Preparations have reached advance stages for the inaugural edition of Lagos Super “8” King’s Cup to be competed among top grassroots teams in Lagos State. Speaking with journalists after the trophy presentation to owners of clubs expected to participate in the tournament, Friday in Lagos, Seyi Jones, a FIFA/ NFF registered football intermediary and brain behind the tournament, disclosed that Read More

ABU alumni honours El-Rufa’i, Emir Bamalli

February 27, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, Zaria 0

The Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria alumni has honoured Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i, and Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli with award of excellence during its 14th Annual General Assembly (AGA) Lecture held at Kongo Conference Hotel, Zaria on Friday. Blueprint reports that the Lecture was preparatory to the association’s AGA during which election of new officials will Read More

‘Schoolchildren abduction threat to Nigeria’s future’

February 27, 2021 Editor 0

Chairman of Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Kaduna branch, Alhaji AbdulHadi Olapade, has urged government to guide against kidnap of schoolchildren. Specically, the religious group said constant act threatens Nigeria’s future. Addressing the 8th day fidau prayer for the late Chief Imam of Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Kaduna branch, Alhaji Salaudeen Mohammed Jamiu, who died on Friday, February 19, 2021, Olapade Read More

Presidency: Bello rejects zoning in APC, promises younger successor in Kogi

February 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has rejected the calls for zoning, advising Nigerians to focus on competence rather than ethno-religious considerations in determining the next president of the country. Bello spoke Saturday in Abuja when he received a team of ex-Nigerian internationals led by a former Super Eagles player and ex-Coach, Augustine Eguavoen. Aside Eguavoen, other ex-internationals who were present Read More

Group drags EFCC to court, demands arrest, prosecution of Aiteo Chairman

February 27, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A group, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET), has filed a suit against Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the suit filed on Friday, the group is seeking the immediate arrest and prosecution of Mr. Benedict Peters. Peters is currently the Chairman, Aiteo Group of Companies. In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/239/2021 and filed at the Federal High Read More

Location of kidnapped Jangebe school girls discovered

February 27, 2021 Editor 0

Dangulbi Forest has been dicovered as the location of over 300 schoolgirls abducted by bandits from Government Girls Junior Secondary School Jangebe, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara state. A school teacher who spoke on Saturday on the condition of anonymity said out of 600 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, only about 50 were left behind, Daily Trust Read More

Breaking: Lagos Third Mainland Bridge reopens

February 27, 2021 Editor 0

Lagos has been completely rehabilitated, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed. Also, the federal government confirmed that the bridge has been reopened. Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola confirmed the latest development via his Twitter handle. Sanow-Olu who also spoke via his official twitter handle on Saturday said, “Dear Lagosians, The Third Mainland Bridge maintenance and Read More

Revealed! Why Ganduje sacked media aide

February 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has relieved his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai of his appointment for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) government’s handling of insecurity in the country. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who conveyed the governor’s directive in a statement Saturday, said the sack is with Read More

Breaking: Ganduje fires media aide,Yakassai, as DSS debunks arrest

February 27, 2021 Editor 0

Blueprint can authoritatively report that Salihu Tanko Yakassai has been sacked by the Governor of Kano state Abdullahi Ganduje. The state Commissioner of Information Muhammad Garba disclosed this a while ago on Saturday. The decision to sack Yakassai was reached after the aide reportedly criticised President Muhammadu Buhari via his social media account. Meanwhile, the Department of the State Security Read More

Sheath your swords, group urges Uzodinma, Okorocha

February 27, 2021 Uko Etim, Uyo 0

A group, Akwa Ibom Forum for Good Governance, has advised governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state and his predecessor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to shelve their political differences and work together in the interest and progress of the state. The state Coordinator of the group, Mrs. Grace Milne, gave the advice during a press conference in Eket local government area of Read More

Why negotiate with bandits?

February 27, 2021 SAMSON BENJAMIN 0

…Dialogue only option to end banditry – Sheikh Gumi, …Negotiation exercise in futility – el-Rufa’I, …We didn’t authorise any meeting with bandits – FG Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, an Islamic cleric, recently ventured into forests in Zamfara, Kaduna and Niger states to hold discussions with bandits who have for long created a climate of fear in the North. BENJAMIN SAMSON in Read More

Kafarati’s death a great loss to Nigeria – Gwamna

February 27, 2021 Editor 0

The Gombe renowned politician and philanthropist, Dr Jamil Isyaka Gwamna, has described the death of a former Chief Judge of the federal high court, Justice Abdul Kafarati, as a great loss to Nigeria. In a statement by his aide, Sani Abubakar Banki, Gwamna said the late jurist was a great patriot who served the nation meritoriously especially during his days Read More

School abduction threatens children’s future – UNICEF

February 27, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

UNICEF has expressed concern at reports of an overnight attack at the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara state, where 317 school girls were kidnapped. “We are angered and saddened and by yet another brutal attack on school children in Nigeria,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria. “This is a gross violation of Read More

No mismanagement of funds – AIICO Pension

February 27, 2021 David Agba 0

Contrary to reports in the media, there are no allegations of mismanagement of pension assets leveled against AIICO Pension, the Pension Fund Administrator (PFA) has said. This was made known in a rejoinder released by the PFA to journalists to debunk the report titled: “Media Reports on Probe of Mismanagement of Pension Funds by The House of Representatives”. The statement Read More

Kafarati was a distinguished member of Bench – Gombe gov

February 26, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has expressed sadness over the demise of a renowned jurist and retired Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdul Kafarati, on Friday in Abuja at the age of 67 years. Yahaya, in a message of condolence, by his the director of press affairs, Ismaila Uba Misilli, in Gombe on Friday, Read More

To make Lagos greater, elected officers must unite – Obasa

February 26, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

The speaker, Lagos state House of Assembly, Dr. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday urged all elected and appointed officials of the state to unite for Lagos to be greater. Obasa made the call at the on-going 16th executive-legislative parley holding in the state with the theme: A Consensus Agenda for Rebuilding Lagos. “You will all agree with me that the necessity Read More

Osinbajo advocates knowledge-based regulation for crypto-currency

February 26, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said there was the need to develop a robust regulatory regime that was thoughtful and knowledge-based for crypto-currency. Osinbajo said rather than adopt a policy that prohibited crypto-currency operations in the country, regulators must act with knowledge and not fear. His spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the vice president Read More

No Hajj seat allocated to Nigeria yet – NAHCON

February 26, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has refuted the claim that it had already secured Hajj allocation from the Saudi Arabia government for this year’s Hajj. A statement signed by NAHCON’s head public affairs, Fatima Sanda Usara Friday, read in part, “Our attention has been drawn to an advert circulated on Instagram and probably other social media platforms claiming Read More